Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study

When:
May 17, 2023 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
2023-05-17T19:45:00-07:00
2023-05-17T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Sodo/Zoom
8500 NE Siskiyou St
Portland, OR 97220
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jiko

The Spring Wednesday evening class series will be studying sutras. The Active Dharma Rain Teachers will be presenting some of their favorite teachings from the sutras, so there will be a lot of variety. At that, it will be only a taste of each sutra and a small sample of all of the sutras out there. Still, we hope to get into some depth and have some good discussion and an enhanced understanding of the richness of the teachings in Buddhism.

All Wednesday night classes are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.

This class is in-person only, no Zoom option, though it is recorded. Audio files can be found here.

We meet on this schedule:
7-7:10pm Evening Service
7:10-7:40 Zazen
7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements
7:50~9 Class
9-9:10 Vespers

April 19 – Sosetsu (Overview of sutras)
April 26 – Flying Fish (Lotus Sutra)
May 3 – Genko (Universal Gateway Chapter of the Lotus Sutra)
May 10 – Jiko (Brahma Net Sutra)
May 17 – Ben Connolly (Yogachara)
May 24 – Jyoshin (Diamond Sutra)
May 31 – Kakumyo (Lankavatara Sutra)

Here are some helpful files available online if needed.

Lotus Sutra
Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Lotus-Sutra-Audiobook/B07XL4CW42?qid=1682005120&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=18GQ94PTZTMVCQBM85AX&pageLoadId=8fjTVmUw3MVHn0gl&creativeId=0d6f6720-f41c-457e-a42b-8c8dceb62f2c

Diamond Sutra (translated by Red Pine)
Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Ekiz9uXIY

Lankavatara Sutra
Audio: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdCPW0W0bdBIipMWLu60mbwicKZIAcK6z

Vimalakirti Nidesa
Text: http://lirs.ru/lib/sutra/Vimalakirti_Nirdesa_Sutra,Luk,1972.html

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